Thursday, November 20, 2008

No matter how much I try to relax and be a

receptive reader, I can't seem to over-
come my aversion to poems that
become skinny and
end with one

Seriously. I know it's my problem, but there it is. Some of my favorite poets do it. Everyone does it every once in a while. I've been able to shake a lot of my poetry hangups over the few years I've been reading it, but that's just one I can't seem to let go of. What do I do about it?


  1. hey matt, sorry you had to hear my exact stain reading again last night. thanks for coming to see us. see you around.

  2. Ah, but it wasn't the same! "Words I Have Never Said Before" ...excellent.

  3. Once you write one of your own, you'll grow to accept it again.

  4. I think it bugs me because that one final word is like a little extra part that needs to come off, like a frayed thread in a pant leg. The desire to rip it out with one's teeth is very strong, but then the whole poem I mean pant unravels. Sigh. It's an OCD thing.

    Note to self: buy some pants.